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Magician2
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What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Might be moving there by end of year.

Fiancé (no pics) got a job with BOA and they are asking us to relocate.

I'm 29 she is 27

I'm from La she is from Ga so we literally know nothing about Charlotte.

What areas would you recommend for us to look into to buy a house?


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FlatTownDawgTiger
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Live in Rock Hill and just commute.


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brg0320
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Suburbs are great and lots of very affordable options. Most of the people we know that live out there live in Concord, Huntersville, or near Lake Norman.

There’s lots to do in the surrounding areas and it’s in a great location for many day trips


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Ric Flair
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Rent for six months before buying. At your age, look at South End. NODA, if you like the more hippy/granola vibe. Once you get married and have a kid in school, then buy a house in Ballantyne, Marvin, Huntersville, if you want to live in the suburbs with good schools. The town of Belmont has a nice little downtown, and would probably be cheaper than the previously mentioned suburbs (and closer to the airport if she travels a lot.


Ric Flair
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Are you looking for walking distance to bars and restaurants, or bigger yards/suburbia?

Is she working uptown (what they call their downtown) or elsewhere?
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soccerfüt
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Named after the wife of King George III, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818).

She had 15 children, 13 of which survived into adulthood.

Two of her sons would serve as Kings of Great Britain, another would be the father of Queen Victoria.


Magician2
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
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Are you looking for walking distance to bars and restaurants, or bigger yards/suburbia?

Is she working uptown (what they call their downtown) or elsewhere?


She's working for BoA so I guess that's uptown. I'll be working remote.

Ideally we'd like to be near bars and walking distance to places.

I was looking at the suburbs Matthews looks nice.



Ric Flair
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Matthews isn’t bad, but make sure you check the school districts if planning on staying there for possible kids. Newly married, I would probably rent something in Southend, Dilworth, NODA, or off Sewlyn road or Park Road near the Park Road Shopping center.


jbgleason
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
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Rent for six months before buying. At your age, look at South End. NODA, if you like the more hippy/granola vibe. Once you get married and have a kid in school, then buy a house in Ballantyne, Marvin, Huntersville, if you want to live in the suburbs with good schools.


THIS is the correct answer. Rent a cool little place for your first year or two and enjoy the city. There are some great restaurants and bars in those walking distance neighborhoods to enjoy along with a shite load of lofts, duplexes and condos.

There will be plenty of time for y’all to do the suburbs with a yard thing after 30.


DustyDinkleman
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Great city for young professionals


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33inNC
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Agree with those above, rent first so you can see where you fit best. Once you buy, then much harder to move.

If your wife works uptown, DO NOT move to Lake Norman, she will hate you because of that commute.


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Privateer 2007
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
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rent for 6 months before buying


100%

Why ppl are in a rush to buy astounds me.

Get situated.

See what traffic is like.
Where you like to go.

Then, if you wanna buy you can make an informed decision.


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slaphappy
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
My son lives in Ft. Mill, SC. Both he and his wife work in Charlotte and love it there.


Boo Krewe
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
They have a Nascar track
BBQ
Outdoor recreation
Close to Asheville


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Bruco
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Rent first in SouthEnd for a year, then decide.

At some point, normal traffic will return and your wife will be hating life if she commutes from SC or Ballantyne or the Lake Norman area.

Look at a map, drawn a line south on Park Rd, a line south on Independence and research all the areas in this wedge. Plenty of great areas before you hit pineville-Matthews rd or I485.
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Bruco
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
quote:

would probably rent something in Southend, Dilworth, NODA, or off Sewlyn road or Park Road near the Park Road Shopping center.


That’s good advice, even SouthPark is becoming a decent option for renters. They are trying hard to make it more walkable and inviting, though the pandemic has slowed the influx of new bars/restaurants.


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Mootsman
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
What do you want to know?

Like someone mentioned earlier you should probably rent in Dilworth for a year or two then look at buy. The real estate market here is pretty bad.
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Jake88
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
It's a clean downtown area that was fun to go to for a Saints game. Thats all I've got.
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Magician2
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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
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What do you want to know?

Like someone mentioned earlier you should probably rent in Dilworth for a year or two then look at buy. The real estate market here is pretty bad.


Just from a simple search earlier this week it doesn't appear to be as bad as Atlanta. Which is pretty terrible


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re: What can you tell me about Charlotte NC?
Fratty af


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